Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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BlackICE Historical Immersion Mod
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BlackICE Historical Immersion Mod

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BlackICE - Historical Immersion Mod
Black ICE is a mod which aims to overhaul HOI IV in order to make a more immersive, historical, and challenging experience for the player.

Update: v4.1.3
HOI4 HYDRA 1.7.1 checksum: 87C8
Next update will be in septemper 2019
Link to previous version 4.1.2 (GITlab public access)

First up, make sure you subscribe to the GFX addon. This basically adds in all the event images for BICE.
Blackice GFX Addon: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=842834893

It is recommended to play BICE with Historical AI Focus on. Ahistorical gameplay will lead to unexepected stuff and might even CTD.
If you report them to us we will fix them.

BICE adds in a huge array of new units, equipment types, country specific armor, aircraft and ships for all the major nations.
National Focus trees have been worked on for all the majors and many of the minor nations, often thanks to other mods which have generously allowed BICE to use their NF trees.
Laws and politics are greatly expanded and allow for great detail in how you choose to run your nation.
We have also worked on and expanded the OOBs, templates, and production for all nations. Some techs will provide new units, some will provide upgrades and some will provide new equipment for existing units.
To help offset the costs of equipment specialised factories can be built such as tank factories, artillery factories, small arms factories etc. These map buildings will lower the cost of the associated equipment.
The AI has also been improved, making it better than its Vanilla counterpart. It does due sadly not use the added naval and air trees, but always use the generic ones. We intend to get that working in the future.

BICE HOI IV is a huge and expansive work. If you played HOI3 BICE you will know what you are in for. If not, be warned BICE is not for the faint hearted. BICE tends to frighten casual players and takes a very dedicated and demands a serious and mature strategy gamer's attention.
To put it simply, BICE isnt for everyone. If you like high detail, complicated and multiple choices, options, and possibilities, BICE is for you.

BlackICE on Discord

Paradox Forum Link

BlackICE Version Archive: (from 2.5.6a)

BlackICE Test Version

Current BICE 4.0 Team

Lead - Devs:
- Panzeroo
- Maverick87
- ColonialRebel
- Aquillo

Current Team:
- Jack
- Koltoast
- Vprozevski
- Doruk
- Jango
- elCirri
- Runsondiesel
- Darthkenson
- Erwin78
- Elouda
- Chemical Art
- Dramien
- Warhammer
- Machotacoman
- Meridio
- Eric
- Franc007She
- Yagashura
- Polarace
- DasWiking
- Jaden

with thanks to

Energico, Msslupu, duel_obliteration, yuudachipoi, George Parr, Maulwurf, ryjz, pxroberto, ichatv,
franc sher, erwin78, verenikin, Silvercloud, Stjern, Alkin, Aranax, Artur, atheory, Cassian, HoI4 Modding Coop, #
Thedeciderr, Comrademisha, Deadend85, Mackman113, Oumajgad, Timasaurus007,
solfall, Sunwhisper, Wunder wuffle, Xxroxx, Alex Kamal, Spaceraider, Indyclone77, Jango, Andret, Grenight
Belgian Panzer, Warhammer,

With credit to other mods added:

'The Belgian Lion Roars Again' by Thinking_waffle
'A Swedish Tiger' by Herman Lindqvist
More Unit Levels - Vanilla range by CrouchingLemur
'France Total Rework' French National Focus by Faust
The Dutch Lion Roars Again - A Dutch National Focus Overhaul by paTchie
Star and Crescent Turkish National Focus mod by pompelmo
Polish NF mod " Miedzymorze Extended by Aravial, ZMIANA, and Binch"
China National Focus by Kappa
TURK Leaders mod by Barbaros
Better Ireland v2.0 by Antonius Magnus
Portugal Total Rework by EagleEye
Lords of Winter - Finland Focuses by Nightingale
Viva España - A National Focus and Overhaul Mod for Spain by Verenikin
Japanese National Focus by Verenikin
Gfx-ship Profiles by Cpack
Better Ideology-icons by thevebs
Carpet Bombing Effects by Steven(Steam)
immersive equipment mod by machotacoman
Expert AI mod by Chrondite
Italian Generals mod by leonardus and loffreda65
HoI4: Partisan Mod by Micteca
The Iraqi Uprising by Z4STY0
Mandatory Palestine + Arab Revolt Expansion by TragicNumberOne
'War on the Top of the World' by Thinking_waffle
No Pasaran! Definitive Version by general.belisario
Young Franco and Historical Salazar Portrait by DirtyDan
*UMC* Germany Completed by Narzgel
New Zealand - For Black ICE by Littmann
Total-War Mod by Stjern
German Focus Rework by MrTsubodai
Kaiserreich Mod
Decisions: Speeches Audio by vpl300
Mila Rodino Bulgaria By Admiral Caon
Cold War Iron Curtain: A World Divided Mod
Modding Co-op Shared Asset GitLab
Naval Rework Mod 2 by Elouda
Expanded Resources Mod
Popular Discussions View All (424)
Aug 24 @ 1:44pm
PINNED: BlackICE Bugs and Feedback
Aug 22 @ 3:29pm
Can I ask a thing?
Aug 23 @ 6:51am
special forces
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chainsaw1958 1 hour ago 
I am Germany
Question about air combat
I have 600 fighters with Mission Efficiency of 100% and detection of 33%
280 fighters Mission Efficiency of 10% and Detection of 1%

my fighters have higher air attack vs Defence, higher agility, and higher speed.
I have my planes on day and Night missions.

I'm lucky to shoot down 1 enemy aircraft per day.
Why aren't I shooting the crap out of him? say 12 per day?
Jack  [author] 3 hours ago 
Equipment Ratio in the Field
persuing 8 hours ago 
what the Field Strength in national focus ANSCHLUSS means? it is 0.87 when I played as Germany and I need it more than 0.90, what can I do?
milosavzm 9 hours ago 
I have a problem. When I give the Navy a mission (Patrol, Strike force, Convoy raiding, Hold ....) the game cracks. Is that a famous bug?
can we save the game and back to it ?
Spectre Aug 23 @ 5:52pm 
Yea you can just flank a tank and they suddenly have no armour.
Pretty much how the soviets and Allied armoured forces dealt with german tanks.
There was that German tank ace that bailed from his tank due to the engine dying.
cemkargi Aug 23 @ 1:18pm 
why some nations dont have their leaders portraits?
dimes4u Aug 23 @ 7:57am 
Nothing is more useless on attack or defense than a tank with no fuel.
Apokalypse Aug 23 @ 7:26am 
Why reduce Armor when in low fuel? The soldiers dont parking their Tanks at the next Corner and move without into Fight. Reduce Speed or breakthrou would make more sense. Or simply make them Not able to Attack on low fuel, only defend. You already getting negativ modifiers in Fight with Low supply. But this way you have no Armor No hardeness and negativ modifiers makes Tanks absolutely useless when on low supply. This should not be crying just some thoughts how ist could maybe better for balancing. Tanks exist their Armor exists they Just cant move or Not even far.
Jack  [author] Aug 23 @ 6:47am 
Low Supply = Low Fuel = Low Armor. Low Fuel can reduce the armor value.